How much does a Security Director make in the United States? The average Security Director salary in the United States is $132,251 as of August 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $113,644 and $154,805. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $113,644 10% $96,703 90% $175,340 75% $154,805 $132,251 50%(Median)
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Security Director administers and maintains policies to ensure physical safety of all property and assets owned by the organization. Supervises administration and operation of organization's security equipment and staff. Being a Security Director may communicate with law enforcement on security matters. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Security Director typically reports to a top management. The Security Director typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be a Security Director typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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Skills associated with Security Director: Security Management, Physical Security

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